Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
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Djed-pillar Amulet, 664–525 B.C.E. Faience, 3 7/16 x 1 1/8 in. (8.8 x 2.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1229E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 37.1229E_GRP-A_glass_bw_SL1.jpg)
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One Djed pillar (type C) in pale blue faience. The flaring base leads into an upward tapering shaft which culminates in a bead and reel pattern in two registers. The typical vertebrae stylizations take place from here and the four sections are capped by a rectangular knob. The pillar itself bears a “back pillar”.
Condition: The first vertebra is broken on the right hand side.
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